09 January 2007

A quick glance at a former Oiler:



Now I don't do this often, mostly due to the fact that I already have an entire fan page dedicated to him, but the arrival of another washed-up (in the most attractive sense) former Oiler Petr Nedved made me think of Igor Ulanov in an Oily way.

It appears that the last game played by Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, Ulanov's new team, has gone the way of 2005-06 Edmonton Oilers in dealing with him. Now I can't read Russian, but it appears that Ulanov has once again been warming seats in the a press box (or "кабина СМИ" according to the online translator). What a waste.

On a somewhat related note, Edmonton has two injured defencemen, and they've brought up Tom Gilbert (squee!) from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL. At least MacTavish didn't shy away from teaching Matt Greene a much-needed lesson. Let's hope this trend continues.

Perhaps in the theme of keeping Matt Greene in the press box, Edmonton should give old (in the most attractive sense) Ulie a call. He'd probably spend less time in the penalty box.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd take an Ulanov over a Greene everyday!!

Anonymous said...

I happen to love and addore greene.. I'de rather keep him then some guy who has done nothing for our team od the teams he's with now!

Anonymous said...

They put Ulie in the pree box FOR A REASON!!!! greene has been in there what once... Ulies been in there like what HALF A SEASON...